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Confessions

If you’re new around here, confessions is a time for us to all unburden ourselves of the silliness we’re feeling at the moment. I share dumb things, then you share dumb things, and we...

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Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

These Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes are ready in less time than oven-baked. Simple and fuss-free, these perfectly cooked whole sweet potatoes are great for a fast dinner or a weeknight side dish. As...

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Scattered Sundays

We headed to Ocean Shores this week for a week at Troy’s parent’s place down there. The weather was absolutely perfect, even with a wind advisory that happened on Wednesday and Thursday. On the...

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Pea and Bacon Risotto

This delicious Instant Pot Pea and Bacon Risotto is a one-pot weeknight dinner that is packed with amazing flavors. Ready in a flash, this pressure cooker risotto eliminates the long cook time and constant stirring of a...

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Canning Apricots

An easy step-by-step tutorial on Canning Apricots. This recipe for preserving apricots is perfect for beginners and experienced canners alike. Instructions include low-sugar and no-sugar options.  Fresh apricots are hands down one of the easiest...

a roasted air fryer cornish hen on a white plate with sage, lemon, and a bowl of salt.

Air Fryer Cornish Hens

Learn how to make the perfect Air Fryer Cornish Hens for a fast and delicious meal. These tender and delicious game hens look like an elegant meal but are perfect for a busy weeknight. If you’re...

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Scattered Sundays

To all the parents out there who are looking at the color-coded “summer fun bucket lists” on Pinterest and then googling “are there boarding schools for summer”, I see you and I honor you....

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Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Like a bowl full of summer, this fresh Homemade Peach Ice Cream is packed full of flavor. This easy peach ice cream recipe can also use frozen or canned peaches, giving you that summer...

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Pub Cheese

Pub Cheese is a delicious and flavorful spreadable cheese dip that you’re going to love snacking on! Perfect with crackers, veggies, and pretzels, this beer cheese recipe is a super-fast appetizer that will quickly...

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Can You Freeze Kale

Learn all the tips and tricks for freezing kale to save a ton of time and money. Learning how to freeze kale for smoothies, soups, and sauces is a great way to preserve this healthy staple...

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Scattered Sundays

Bennett’s last tball game was yesterday, and the close ceremonies are on Tuesday. I’m glad to almost have that in the rearview mirror. On one hand, it was the boy’s sport that I was...

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Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

This is the best Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting! Smooth, creamy, and with the perfect amount of peanut butter, you’ll flip for this easy frosting recipe. No longer do you have to choose between cream...